Several Julian Assange supporters staged a protest in Melbourne on Saturday, calling on the Australian government to bring him home.

Footage shows protesters holding signs and banners, as they chanted for Assange to be freed.

One protester said Assange should be "should be celebrated for what he's done getting the truth out and not treated like a criminal."

The WikiLeaks co-founder has remained behind bars in Belmarsh Prison since May 2019, after he was sentenced to 50 weeks in prison for breaching his bail conditions to avoid extradition to Sweden on sexual assault allegations.

Despite this sentence coming to an end on September 22, a British judge ordered Assange remain in prison while facing extradition to the US, due to his previous history of absconding.

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